We enjoy this winter squash as an addition to recipes such as alfredo, with other sauteed vegetables, or as a main ingredient in some dishes such as soup.  Right now, we are sharing a simple way to roast a butternut squash, then you can decide how you want to eat it.


  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • brown sugar, optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut your butternut squash in half lengthwise and scrap out the seeds.
  • Place cut side up on a cookie sheet and brush with olive oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper and brown sugar (optional).
  • Roast for 45 minutes or until soft and fork-tender.
  • Once cooled, scoop out the flesh, then mash.

Enjoy plain or added to your favorite recipe.  This can be used like pumpkin or sweet potatoes to make a sweet or savory dish.